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Sunday, July 5 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
What happened to the "Indian miracle"?

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A few years ago, India was seen as an economic dynamo that had somehow managed to leapfrog into the ranks of the developed economies. But since then, not only has the economy slowed, but the conditions of poverty have actually worsened. This presentation examines the nature of the Indian economy and also examines what has happened to the working class in India. It will also investigate David Harvey's controversial claim that the Indian economy has only grown because of "accumulation by dispossession."

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Snehal Shingavi

Snehal Shingavi is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, where he specializes in the teaching of South Asian literatures in English, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the literature of the South Asian diaspora. He received his PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Mahatma Misunderstood: the politics and forms of literary nationalism in India (Anthem Books, 2013). He... Read More →

Sunday July 5, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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